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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> this weweek on "inside washinon," the second presidential debate. >> governor romney does not have a five. plan bso one point plan. >> the fight for the women's vote. >> governor romney feels comfortable having pololiticians in washingtoton deciding health- re choices for women. >> every woman should have access to contraceptives, and the president's s statement of my policy is completely wrong. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in nghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact -- >> a few laughs at the al smith in are in new york. >> i fee really arrested after the night-long nap in the first debate. >> so lilittleime, so much to redistribute. captioned by the national captioning instite --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is a close race. at weeeek's end, a national gallup poll gave mitt romney s largest lead so far, and the president was looking good in the battttleground states of iowa and wconsin. this on the heels of the second presidential debate. the president showed up for this on and the result was a lively exchange. >> have electeted your pens
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> and i am alison starling. welcome to our first virginia special. president obama and mitt romney made numerous stops all .ver the commonwealth >> the latest public policy poll shows a obama with a 50% lead over romney in virginia. with 3% still undecided, it is grabs.p for with 28 days to go and two more well,ential debates as the candidates are crisscrossing .he country thuman is live in arlington with the latest from the campaign trail. >> it that were giving out passports stems, these guys entire book just for virginia. when it comes to knocking on doors, making phone calls, and bothng voter contacts, well surpassed y did in 2008. >> we will win virginia again. >> thank you, virginia. >> practically virginia point,ce at this obama and mitt romney stops,ing frequent interviews, and always bleeding. find at leastto alwaysson who voted -- pleading. >> the race is narrowing by the day. sizablearch shows the ind for president obama september has vanished. suddenly there is a four point lead for romney. mitt romney is for the first time personalizing his pitches. >> i was serving as a pa
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm EDT
nominee mitt romney and president barack obama, with only 34 days to go before the election. did someone win the great debate? >>> making the grade. they advised george w. bush, al gore and sarah palin before their famous debates. with the stakes so high, what marks do our political insiders give these candidates? we'll tell you, in the "nightline" report card. >>> and, what's your percent? are you in the 47%? what does it take to be in the 1% of the 1%? this year, the percentage has taken on a life of its own, and we get right to the point. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the candidates debate, october 3rd, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a high stakes showdown as president barack obama and mitt romney took the stage in denver to go head to head for the first time. an estimated 60 million americans tuned in to watch this critical moment in an often contentious presidential campaign with the election just 34 days away. crucial swin
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 11:35pm EDT
round two for president obama and republican challenger mitt romney as they once again go head to head with a race in a dead heat and the pressure of the president's last debate looming large. what happened in the rematch? >>> tonight our team of political pros tells us where they think the candidates succeeded and blundered in the "nightline" report card. >>> and analyze that. could freud hold the key to who would be a better president? we hop on to the couch of the shrink who is unrav eling the sub conscious of the candidatesb conscious of the candidates.sub. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, that was a fierce debate. a heated showdown as president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney met on stage in a fiery second hall in a townhall-style debate. 29 days until election day. the president looking to make a comeback after the lackluster showing flast debate shifted the polls in romney's favor across the country. tonight, both candidates came out ready for a fight. and here's how it all happened. >> candy, what governor romney said just isn't true. >> it was a
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> this s week on "inside washington the end game. the last debate. >> nothing to governor romney just said is true. >> attacking me is not talking about how we deal witthe challenges in that mit uniteded states. >> the return of the abortion debate. >>>> eve when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god intended to happen. >> the colin powell endorsement. >> i was proud and held to learn that we have his endorsement in the campaign. >> you have to wonder if that is based on issues or if he has aa slightly different reasoson for preferring preside obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> believe it or not, at the election is less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. . >> this is the first drop on our 48-hour flight around campaign marathon extvaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing morore and more enthusiasm, more and more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not gre, but better than expected. the final gdp report
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 11:35pm EDT
not be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and i'm getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are user hyper personalized information about what you like to do, buy and watch to try and win your vote. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama, republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a side-by-side comparison, 15 days left until the election and millions of early ballots already being cast so here's how it all happened in florida tonight. the two men who would be president squared off for the last time in the homestretch of a race tha
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage laborabo its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your m medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. [inaudible] >> breaking news is coming in washington.st seven residents were rescued by firefighters. people may soon be searching for e to wait -- to live. tom roussey has the first report of there. now
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's already caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. it will complicate both candidates' efforts to get their voters to the polls. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but, let's begin with sam champion from lower manhattan. he's following the track of sandy right now. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. let me show you first, the satellite picture, w
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. since june, mitt romney has come to the commonwealth 20 times. tomorrow will be the president's 18th. only ohio and florida topped those numbers. today, the president in new hampshire and new york. >> we've got a debate on monday on foreign policy, add i am very interested in seeing what governor romney has to say about this. >> backing him up, president clinton and bruce springsteen in ohio. for mitt romney, a rare day with no rally but his running mate was in florida. >> we the people run the government, not the other way around. the government works for the people. >> and his surrogate, a little surprise, once again talking about the old dominion on tv. >> his friends on is that -- the trends are unmistakably going toward mitt romney. five months ago, mitt romney was down eight points in virginia. today, almost all the polls have him up one, two or more points. >> both men will tonight be together for an election-year tradition, a charity dinner with a folk -- poke a little fun at themselves. plenty more tv appearances. today, on the jon stewart "daily show" and annthe president a
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
beforevirginia voters the final debate. >> mitt romney is already in preparing for any event debate prep. the president will be at camp .avid he paid his second visit to mason university where e coined a new term for romney's memory lapses. cooper has the latest. >> mitt romney and paul ryan are rally they saya will draw 10,000 supporters. president obama was in northern showing -- it was here where polo unveiled latest attack line. at hisis forgetting positions are. "romnesia."s called is the good news. obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. campaign officials point to new number showing their a lead inwith virginia. e point lead in florida. >> we have to cut spending. we have had four budget deficits r four years. that is a problem. >> both candidates appeared at the dinner where romney leveled this one minor. >> with everyone in a white what you have to wonder thinking, so little time, much to redistribute. >> on the daily show with jon stewrat, he was asked about his debate appearance. >> i am which debate was which? >> the interview turned serious about libya. >> it is not optima
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
showing at the debate. got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow to be mitt romney. when he was asked what he to cut thelly do deficit, and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. k goodness someone is on big getting tough bird. the sarcastic mocking, part of a 1-2 punch. >> there is. >> democrats admit they could more last night. today, i'll least a slight momentum shift. going toent obama is prop extensively. on the next debate, a town hall format. >> mitt romney is riding high. even made a surprise stop at conservative political action conference. his big night seems to be paying off. his press secretary -- much of that money is going to be spent right here in virginia. we are looking forward to the debate, it is a week from tonight. people expect plenty of fireworks. battleground virginia is getting a lot of attention. it starts tonight with mitt romney and paul ryan. mitt romney will hold a rally tomorrow. the president will be in vienna, va. tomorrow. monday, governor romney is back with a speech in lexington, virginia. our coverag
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 11:35pm EDT
asking the questions. >> round two. president obama and governor mitt romney face up in the second debate, a town hall moderated by the moderator who says that the format presents unique challenges. >> they have to connect, not just with the people who are looking into the television and watching them, but to the people on stage with them, 80 or so undecided voters chosen by gallup. it is a much more intimate and a close interaction with voters. >> obama is under pressure after his last turn on the debate stage got bad reviews. >> won that debate is not bad -- two that debate could very mel -- very well mean he loses the war. you could see a different president obama -- he could be aggressive but does not want to be seen as overly aggressive. >> romney has seen a boost in polls and confidence on the campaign trail. >> people are getting behind this campaign. >> at a town hall without a podium and with audience interaction, the candidates style and audience can take on added weight. at the first town hall debate president george h. w. bush repeatedly checked his watch a sign some saw that
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
before the first presidential debate. >> most believe it will be a crucial night for romney. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have c
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
brawny on a different set of numbers, reducing the -- after romney on a different set of numbersg the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> republicans insisting it is time to tighten our fiscal belt if we are serious about the recovery based on what they call a more realistic math. new numbers is coming in now we see a mitt romney is up one. in virginia -- one point in virginia. that is a significant shift. >> thank you. on monday, at mitt romney will be back in virginia giving a speech in lexington. on tuesday, michelle obama will be in loudoun county. >> the president's campaign fund-raising hit a record high. sources say he raised close to $150 million in september more than any previous month and in the campaign this election cycle. mitt romney has yet to report his september numbers. he raised $112 million in august. >> and change is coming for the weather. it looks like this season's are going to change in terms of the temperatures. after it temperatures in the 70's and 80's, we are headed into fall weather. >> here in the belfort to fur
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 11:35pm EDT
>> live and in ht, this is abc 7 news washington weekly. >> mitt romney is in florida. that is where the debate will be held. the moderator is a cbs anchor and the focus will be foreign policy. you can catch every minute of the debate right here on abc 7 starting tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. the libya issue will be one of the key topics in the debate. tell us if you have learned anything new from the president and mitt romney about that. >> i do not think we will learn anything new in terms of intelligence. we will see them face off again. last time they went at it, mitt romney came up the loser. >> the one thing about this whole situation is, at least with libya, its sole -- still seems the president does not have a full answer when it comes to the timeline and exactly what took place there. do we expect any kind of clarification to bar? some people are saying he should address the nation. do we expect any more clarification on the timeline? >> there is a problem in the community with the information they are getting. it took 14 days between the attacks and when the pr
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney d i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. forward anding it congress right now. you have been president for four years. >> the economy, jobs, health care. a lot more. just over a month before election day. tonight, president obama and the stagey took to the first of three .ebates spiri many of you probably have about whoopinions top.up on we are live in our newsroom with bothcomes next for parties. about observation, a la men handedto to other. mitt romney held his own. saying he was more keeping the on defense. that is a victory. got called out a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he h
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
until the election, is in therst debate books. high expectations for romney, and he came out swinging. his moves made even harsh he had a goodat debate. -- admit he had a good debate. >> the debate started with a handshake and then turned into assault by mitt romney, going after the left four years in office. president's policies, middle income americans have been crushed. he also described the cuts. will stop the subsidy to pbs. spending things to borrow money from china to for it. >> 5 million jobs in the private created. industry has come back and housing has begun to rise. said there was no way mitt promise ofd keep his taxes without adding to deficit. before thee weeks election, he says his big, bold idea is never mind. >> the president never brought the controversial 47%,. analysts say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like this could wipe slate clean. >> as both candidates hit the supporters of, the present offer this a device. -- twohave to the war debates, did it to mitt romney. >> this debate is making a new on the -- is having a on twitter. >> twitter tracks jus
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
your own airplane, and your own house. but not your own facts. >> under governor romney's definition, donald trump is a small business. >> heavy with specifics. but pretty light on firework >> was it a mismatch? overwhelming response this morning as to who won the debate. we'll get expert analysis. >>> and some are calling it the big bird debate. talk of the "sesame street" star going viral overnight. we'll explain why. >>> good morning, everyone. mitt romney returns to the campaign trail this morning, with new momentum after a very strong performance. >> indeed. the debate ranged from the extremely serious, some would say even wonky, to the very silly. whether big bird should be fired. abc's brandi hitt is joining us from denver with more. good morning, brandi? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. this debate has been the biggest moment so far in this race. and for much of the night, president obama looked very relaxed on stage. and mitt romney pounced, putting the president on defense. the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a smile between president obama
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on your smartphone. and in the race for president mitt romney is crisscrossing the old dominion. >> that's right. this is his second stop in a virginia at newport news. this comes out -- as polls show the race between romney and president obama are in a dead heat. >> a poll taken after last week's debate shows running getting a bounce in the polls. that same gallup poll shows that voters thought overwhelmingly romney won that debate, the biggest debate when ever recorded by gallup. republican presidential candidate mitt romney tipperary break -- took a rare break talking about the economy and slammed the policy in the middle east. >> it is clear the conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> trying to seize on the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> the candidate went to an impromptu third stop after 100 middle school kids waved at his motorcade. romney's numbers are up and they appeared to be tied. the p
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
years! >> when i become president -- >> after that ferocious second debate. >> not true, governor romney. not true. governor, you're the last person to get tough on china. >> the race is close, combative and completely up for grabs. >>> and now as the candidates make closing arguments, their biggest guns out in force. our big questions. did obama's comeback debate put him back in this race? can romtney knock him back down in tomorrow's face-off? >> what will be the final twist that determines this race? our headliners. chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. and top romney ally, senator marco rubio of florida. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our powerhouse roundtable. with matthew dowd, ralph reed, van jones, debbie wasserman schultz and greta van susteren of fox news. >>> and we say farewell to governor mcgovern. >>> hello again. early this morning, we learned that george mcgovern, the first senator to oppose the vietnam war, democratic nominee for president in 1972, has passed away at the age of 90. we'll remember him later in the show. >>> but we begin w
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>>> this is "world news." tonight, the debate drama. the president tries to rally after mitt romney's big night. what insiders tell us today about why the president was off his game. >>> breaking news. those loose passenger seats force american airlines to ground 48 planes tonight, causing even more delays and cancelled flights. >>> health alert. a mysterious outbreak of meningitis, deaths, serious illness. and it's linked to a treatment for back pain which was somehow contaminated. >>> real money. can we put thousands of dollars in your pocket right now? doubling the value of that old car in your driveway. >>> good evening. we begin with that question we heard asked across the country today. what was going on with president obama at the big debate with governor mitt romney last night? we have learned that 67.2 million americans were watching last night and governor romney came out swinging. the president seemed to be dodging the fight. with only 33 days to go until your voice, your vote, why was the president off his game? has the whole race changed today? we'll start with abc's ja
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
. trying to say this was all about mitt romney being irtatd. many people are saying it was the president being a little bit limp and lackluster. >> most people agree with the latter for sure there. get being yond this debate, what is next for both men now, karen? >> president obama will be back here in just a couple hours. an event here this morning at university of denver. before he head to wisconsin for an event in madison. that's expected to be a large crowd, college campus, possibly over 10,000 people. mitt romney heading to virginia today, outside charlottesville. smaller event, smaller town. rob, paula, now talking about the debate for a couple days. then all about vps, paul ryan and joe biden, debate next week and see where the debate conversation goes. that is certainly going to be maybe more interesting than tonight's was. >> expect a little more fire from the vps. >> little bit. >> little more entertaining. thank you, care ken. a long day, live for us this morning in denver. thank you again. stay with abc news for indepth debate analysis. senior washington editor rick klein wil
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning, romney's reversal. >> a candidate bombshell overnight, doing a 180 on his 47% comments. his campaign on the rise, as the president attempts to rebound with new attacks, after wednesday's dismal debates. >>> sticky situation. american airlines, blaming spilled soda for loosening those seats, as they pull more planes out of service. and that means more delays coming today. >>> fire and ice. a new wildfire bearing down on western towns, as snow buries the far north. 14 and welcome to the 1%. $200 million richer. but they still may go back to work. >>> good morning. i'm reena ninan in for paula faris. >> good morning. i'm rob nelson. with a successful debate performance under his belt, mitt romney is distancing himself from his own words about the 47%. >> in the past, he stood by the comments. but overnight, there was a major change. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington, with more. tahman? >> reporter: good morning, rob and reena. mitt romney is showing a lot of confidence on the stump. and we'll see if his strong debate performance gives him a boost in t
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is the key. about ohio. worried virginia is the key. >> mitt romney is in florida, win state.t according to a gallup poll, points,leaves by 7 p but a a -- leads by 7 points, but other polls show different results. , the two men took a from the campaign trail to comedy at a fund- raiser in new york. of you may have i had a lot more in the second debate. i felt really well rested after the knapp i took in the first page. -- now i took in the first debate. >> president obama and i are each of someone to lean in our corner.s i have and. he has bill clinton. >> the final debate is scheduled for monday. topic is foreign-policy. >> vice president by an appeal -- vice president biden appealed to florida voters today. the romney campaign is also h bothg florida hard wit romney and paul ryan speaking there later on. speak inistie will richmond today on behalf of the romney campaign. michelle obama talked about life house, here husband's reelection bid and howard has been reacts to watching basketball games of his daughter. he talks the refs, and one , a sit-down.s like of aming up, the case moles
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
head to the polls. president barack obama former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the two talked tough about each other predominantly over foreign affairs. this debate was particularly important consider the recent attacks overseas including the bombing that includes u.s. ambassador. abc 7 is with complete coverage. scott david is live to break down the issues. >> of all the debates, there was perhaps the president's will house. governor romney was effective in trying to play down characteristickizations that he would be a war hog. perhaps a bit passive at times. but still plenty of barbs between these two. there were no finger pointing this time. but the tension and distaste for each other took only minutes to surface. >> i have to tell you that, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> my strategy is pretty straightforward. >> the president aiming far win was aggressive, pushing romney for more clarity on plans for a stable afghanistan and iraq. mitt romney insided national security depends on a good economy. >> for us to promote those principles
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
brianne carter. >> it is back to battling it out in the battleground states for obama and mitt romney left untilwo weeks votes. the president urged everyone to polls, in florida. i need you to vote, because you've got a very big choice to make. between twot candidates or two parties. choice between two very different visions for this country that we love. >> romney went through a stop in nevada and then an event tonight in colorado. final debate last night, candidates had several including libya and s and foundlitary cut ground on some policies. it is clear governor romney is not ready to be the commander-in-chief. >> i disagree. i think this is a fantastic debate. won,nk governor romney americans for the third time now got to see a man ready e a. great theach side is hoping sway small pool of undecided voters. >> i think it does make a people, infor some terms of understanding which support, on how themselves. money makes aaign difference. >> the president has a one point in an abc news poll. a very small margin. anything can happen. at 7:00 special news battlegroundore on virginia. >> mi
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the events together. mayor ron is going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ r
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Oct 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
quote mitt romney's presidential candidacy may have ushered in a mormon moment in this country, the church remains largely a mystery to those outside of the faith. >> elder dustin. >> i'm sorry. >> elder dustin. >> elder? >> yes, sir. right here on my name tag, if that helps. >> it does. >> reporter: elder is a church term for the missionaries, though at age 21 and 20, they are anything but old. >> i like your hat. >> reporter: they are serving on a mission in la mras, louisiana, a long way from home in utah. >> i didn't know too much about it. people would tell me, you're going to have jambalaya and gumbo. i'm like, what is that? i don't know what is that. >> reporter: the church determines, they believe with devine guidance, where missionaries are placed.
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, and that means romney will get the at least on stage. maureen? >> thank you so much, scott. our coverage begins tonight with a wrap up at 11:00 -- it begins e debate and then a wrap up at 11:00. smartphone, ayour computer and give us your thoughts. gordon? rubio spent the day campaigning. had a lot of fun with the joe bidenrom yesterday. are saying that is an acknowledgement that a is policies have past four years policiesent obama's failed for the past four years. not seeton says many do as victims, as mr. would's comments indicate. aboutere also talking accounts in the cayman islands. >> a fairly wide gap between the candidates for the senate. former governor, democrat tim against republican george allen. that same poll also shows obama ahead of mitt romney. >> police are trying to figure out if 5 attacks in springfield are related. samean was attacked in the block previously. police say each of the five attacks involved a man coming up behind the woman and then running off. >> police officers faced of richard brutality. e police officer filed a $3 against theuit two officers. says he was off
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-- the race for president is tightening. mitt romney and president obama are hitting the battleground states. many of the key states are up for grabs. according to the new university survey, governor romney now leads in colorado, but still trailing in virginia and wisconsin. >> a tragic story developing in baltimore. a grandmother and four young children are dead following a house fire. the fire started around 2:00 this morning. the woman's husband and daughter jumped out of the window and survived. the four children were all under the age of seven. two firefighters were also hurt. >> some changes in the kind of crime being committed at metro stations. violent crime is down, but the steps are up. -- thefts are up. >> if anyone out there it is attached to their smart phone know they have been sufficiently warned to this report. all those criminals lurking in metro stations and trains are also very interested in your smart phone. the smart phone is a critical tool for professional and social interaction. matra announced quarterly figures up system wide by 7%. due primarily to the theft of elec
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of a new mason- oll that indicates that the governor romney is up over president obama in florida. scott, there is a different feel romney campaign today. re definitely is. been calling him for the closely since last year. there is definitely a different feel. the mason-dixon poll has them up da and up to inri virginia. uee nose at those are tr certainlybut they changed -- who knows if those are true numbers, but they certainly changed the tone. romney has a comfortable sense of optimism. live music from hank williams' today, bigger signs and gital billboards play a few od biography. >> i am very excited. ot of people are on.hing i see these obama rallies and they're chanting of a " four more years." we're thinking four more weeks. >> the momentum should go after night's exchange, particularly due to vice biden's expressive tactics. was a dishonor to his office. i am so glad he kept his cool even though he was interrupted 87 times. embarrassing. t fix washington from the inside. t from thely do i outside. we will give him that chance. >> i find it ironic today that he is campaigning acro
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
get ready to walk into a big arena. there's the stage. president barack obama, governor mitt romney are standing by in the wings right now and jofgeor it is hard to imagine the pressure on them. as many of 60 million of us could be watching tonight. >> first of three debates. and the first debates almost always help the challenger. mitt romney needs it. it's a tight race, he's behind. >> and tonight, to cover it all, our team, inside the debate hall. and keeping watch in our fact check desk, and also, with us right here in the studio, the insiders from both parties, ready to weigh in on who woman and the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderated 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs news hour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates, between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate, a
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. >> it happened two weeks ago, mitt romney came in behind with his back to the wall, 70 million americans watching. he rocked it with a big win. tonight the pressure on the president. another loss could cripple his campaign. he knows he has to convince voters he will fight for the job and has concrete plans for a second term. >> mitt romney connecting with voters and tonight the twist, it is a town hall format. >> the questions come from uncommitted voters. the moderator right there, candy crowley of cnn and covered politics since the days of ronald reagan. >> good evening from hofstra university in new york. i'm candy crowley from cnn's state of the union. we are here for the second presidential debate, a town hall sponsored by the commission of debates. the gallup organization selected 82 voters. their questions will drive the night, my goal to give the conversation direction and ensure questions get answered. the questions are known to my team only. neither the commission or candidates have seen them. i hope to get to as many questions as possible and because i'm optimistic i'm sure the candida
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
. -- brianne carter has the highlights. >> mitt romney hoping they could get a boost in the polls today and some said that may be exactly what he got. back to campaigning this morning for president barack obama and mitt romney after a night of back-and-forth debate. domestic issues dominated. many think that there romney had the right pole. 67 percent of americans asked the lead the republican hopeful was the winner. to go under the president's policies middle income have been very. they are being crushed. i will not on any circumstances raise taxes on any middle income family. >> for 18 months he has been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> the president's health-care reform plan was center stage. >> obamacare is on my list. >> if you repeal obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are court to pay $600 more in prescription care. >> we heard about the economy and health care. some this morning are wondering why the president did not talk about the 47% statement that came out of the vid
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today after battling in their third debate. >> brianne carter is live outside the white house with highlights from last night. there were some zingers. believe it's less than two weeks -- two weeks exactly until we give to the polls. we have been talked about this for so long and there were so many issues talked about last night. talking about foreign-policy issues. a lot of people expected he would do well. many people this morning say that he did. governor romney, some say that he held his own. sitting face to face debating for policy, president barack obama and mitt romney challenged each other on critical issues. they were quick to talk about the middle east. >> your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map and is not designed to keep americans safe or to build on the opportunities that exist in the middle east. >> we are talking about how to help the middle east reject the kind of terrorism are seeing and the rising tide of tall oaks and confusion. at-- of tumult and confusion. >> both sides agreed
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Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. anpresident obama: i'm barack romneyobama and... i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. s backne of route 1 i in howard county after a terrible morning crash. >> it claimed the life of three co- workers. snarled all morning at bwi marshall airport. >> this graphic image shows the this deadlyng accident, with a mangled mass of metal. the chevy ended up pinned under the tractor-trailer. >> a tractor-trailer takes some turn and everybody's in a hurry. >> the bodies were excavated from the car. three men traveling in the vehicle died at the scene. devastating accident that for hours near route 100. >> they really need to do a speed control. 50 miles an hour is a little much. the preliminary investigation indicates the chevy was traveling at a high rate of 1.ed northbound on u.s. the truck driver attempted to into theft turn as the parking lot k the side ofstruc the trailer. people heard a massive explosion. gonna.e people are -- gone. >> the driver of the tractor-trailer is shaken up. >> the
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
weather center, a forecast for your trigger trading, look ahead to [ mitt romney ] there are two very different paths the country can take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work ith 12 million new jobs. not by cutting the progm but by getting them goojobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest wayo make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> there were long lines at the polls. marilyn's governor as you can see, voted this morning in baltimore -- maryland's governor. early voting was supposed to end tomorrow in maryland, but polls will be open on friday as well in virginia. in-person absentee voting will continue through the weekend. >> presidential campaigns have taken on a different tone in the wake of hurricane center. >> president obama spend the day touring the damage of center with one of his political opponents now one his allies. >> the campaigns as you know h
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Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
between the first lady and ann romney? there was no debate. but try telling these folks. >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> you won't believe their answers. >>> good evening on this sunday night from boca raton, florida, on the eve of the crucial third and final debate. tonight, a new poll showing just how pivotal this final debate will be. gts stephanopoulos standing by here in a moment, but first, the breaking news tonight from wisconsin. the shootings this sunday that left three people dead and four more injured. this is the scene tonight, outside a suburban spa near a crowded shoming mall. police flooding the area, putting the mall on lockdown. searching for the gunman all day. and tonight, the ap is now reporting the gunman was found dead inside the spa. abc's alex perez is on the scene tonight in brookfield, wisconsin. >> reporter: what started out like any other quiet sunday morning in suburban milwaukee, within minutes, turned deadly. 11:00 a.m., the azana spa had just opened for the day. customers already filing in, when a m
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
obama, governor romney, already backstage at this moment. there are about 300 people in the audience there in boca raton, millions more watching from home and, george, every debate has changed the race. >> no question about it. round one, a big win f for governor romney. president obama, scored a more narrow victory last week and tonight our abc/"the washington post" poll, what happens tonight will set the stage. >> we want to take a look because in the audience already, mrs. romney, mrs. obama. both of whom said they get more nervous than the candidates at these debates. >> a lot of pressure also on tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. the third time he's moderated a presidential debate. the focus on foreign affairs from lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine, and i have not shared them with the c
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
voters and among likely voters, a four point lead for romney. it seems romney has showed his more personal, softer side. >> the 14-year-old son had been diagnosed with leukemia. it became clear there was not going to be a cure, so i met with david, became his friend. >> this is the latest ad approved by the president himself. >> criminals gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them? one man with the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> sesame workshop has now asked that that ad be taken down since it wants to remain apolitical. about 11% more say they strongly support romney. that puts him just about even with the president's numbers. >> the presidential running mates are taking a break from the campaign trail right now so they can prepare for this week's debate. the vice presidential debate will be held thursday night in danville, ky at 9:00. you can expect will car bridge and analysis from scott and the abc 7 political team. we will take a look at the critical role virginia place in our battleground virginia special, and in-depth look at the peopl
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
an event for tomorrow. this event is just getting under ohio. more activities throughout the romney and paul ryan. storm watch coverage continues and we have an important you for the risks with using generators after a storm. a live look outside right now, there is a, after the storm. the storm.er storm. t[ mitt romney ] there are two very different paths the country can take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make s sure that wget people off of food stamps not by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest way and to ma sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just dayays later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and tol
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
will be in fairfax. jill biden will be in florida as will mitt romney and paul ryan. be in florida. michelle obama and ann romney will be another crucial swing states. so that will be the focus as we down to election day. g from a fairfax, brianne carter. >> today is the last day you can thester to vote for presidential election, in d.c. you must register in person at the board of elections at their one judiciaryt square in northwest d.c., 8:30 until 2:04:45. >> a madman terrorizing a clerk. >> hi from butler's orchard in germantown, maryland. happy harvest time. good morning, washington. >> a fire destroyed an entire town pretty much in north dakota. is southwestern north dakota. the wind-fuelled wildfire struck the town onh wednesday. people live in the town injured.e was entire town was pretty much lost.tely a church and a grain elevator among the structures that fire.cared by the shocking crime at a portland, maine, smoke shop and caught on tape. >> an armed man in a masked female clerk through the shop, forces her to sprint out store. we don't know if he intended to place or do some kind of o
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> this is abc 7 breaking news. >> we are following breaking news. >> a tree has fallen onto a truck. you can see the pictures live from the chopper. this happened about 30 minutes ago on connecticut avenue at randolph road. we're told nobody was hurt. county crews are on their way to clear the tree. connecticut avenue will be closed until the rest is cleared. you can see the damage to the truck. you can see the tree on top of another vehicle on the top part of the screen. we will have more details through the newscast. >> a man shot in a confrontation with police in silver spring has died. >> this happened after police say the man tried to force his way into a home where his girlfriend is a live-in nanny. >> montgomery county police got a call around 4:00 this morning from the gunman saying he wanted to do harm to himself and possibly others. >> the next door neighbor heard seven or a gunshot. he and his roommates hit the floor. >> i jumped on the floor because i did not know what was going on. i saw my roommate walking down the hall.
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
snarled and sandy turn[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney nd i approve this message. >> the first washington area trouble after a crash early this morning. you can see it happened on the of the beltway near college park. all lanes are open now. cause of the crash remains under investigation. authorities investigating explosions that happens at home in two homes ing and stafford county. by a pipe damaged yesterday exploded morning. e on normandie avenue in was so powerful that it shattered windows and blew a small hole in the roof. >> i heard a loud bang, kind of crack sound and we knew it was not a transformer. >> none of t
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Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm EDT
president obama or go on the offensive? >> i feel fabulous. >> what is governor romney's plan to keep his momentum? >>> taking the heat hours before the debate tonight, secretary of state clinton takes responsibility for those controversial security decisions in libya. >>> make them stop. >> hello, this is rachel. card holder services. >> a new tidal wave of law-breaking robo calls, 1 million more consumer complaints than last year. how can you stop them? >> it's just annoying. >>> and masterpiece thievery. picasso, matisse, stolen in a brazen heist. why the joke may be on the thieves tonight. >>> good evening on this tuesday night as we come on the air, president obama and governor mitt romney are preparing to head into the arena for their second big debate. and both men are on the ground just outside new york city. they know the power of one night in this race. look at this. you can see it right there after the first debate, a dramatic change. that surge for mitt romney. now just three weeks remaining, 21 days until americans go to the polls. it is "your voice, your vote" and our team i
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
president obama and mitt romney. >> federal officials are investigating the company tied to the meningitis outbreak. it has now claimed another life in virginia. >> we have all had a case of the monday's. find out if monday really is the worst day of the week. >> good morning to you washington. >> get right to jacqui jeras. >> wednesday is not the worst day of the done and the weather could not be better. it is chilly, temperatures are in the 30's across northern and western maryland and into northern virginia. we have 39 at gaithersburg and 49 in the district. everybody will need a jacket or something to get started. i might recommend long sleeves and jeans 51 degrees at 9:00 and 69 degrees by 5:00. rain is in the forecast in will tell you more about that in a minute. >>ryone. starting with 66, in centreville, you will see somebody and delays. lanes are open but we are moving a little slow at the centreville interchange. 95 as volume. -- 95 has volume coming up from fredericksburg. in maryland, we have a few troublespots including the crash westbound 50 blocking a lay and add 201 and a cr
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Oct 23, 2012 2:35am EDT
dent in the race. that's because, mitt romney had some ground to gain. he did it by showing voters that he was presidential. and he could fit that role. you know the abc news/"washington post" poll that came out yesterday found that 37% of americans have a better opinion of mitt romney after those first two debates. i don't think there was anything last night you could say is going to change things. president obama came in favored on foreign policy. mitt romney didn't do much to shake that up. of course, 14 days to go. they will fry to see if they've can get any momentum out of it if they can. >> yes, indeed. >> thank you, karen for the report. appreciate it. >>> we are also following breaking news overnight in the search for a missing new jersey girl. officials believe they have found the body of 12-year-old autumn pasqual inside a recycling container not far from where she disappeared. the middle school student last seen saturday afternoon riding to a friend's house. her family reported her missing when she did not return by curfew. >>> lance armstrong's tour de france champions
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Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
against mitt romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a win. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very prepared. >> biden says he's ready. >> all debates are tough. but i'm looking forward to it. i really am. >> foreign and domestic policy issues will be in play thursday night. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6 election. i'm christina mugler reporting. >> this thursday's vice-presidential debate may actually end up being the most watched v.p. showdown to date. >> that's due in large part to presidential debate that still has many people talking and we're joined by pol
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Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the avege family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. don't mitt romney nedersnd we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. this new with breaking news from northwest shington where eight people been hurt after a metro bus collided with a mobility handicapped ban. about 90 minutes ago at the corner of mount vernon and the u street. it appears none of the injuries serious. happening, a judge has dismissed one of the three charges against prince george's officers.ice that captured on video. during a possible game in 2010. out the firstw agreeingsault charge, evidence theno suspect, the student was struck head. still faced second- assault. brad bell and the court room his complete report coming up at 5:00 p.m. >> about 20 days to go until election day. housece for the white intensifies. paul ryan will be taking the stage.
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